Handling redirects with Express

How to redirect to other pages server-side

Redirects are common in Web Development. You can create a redirect using the Response.redirect() method:


This creates a 302 redirect.

A 301 redirect is made in this way:

res.redirect(301, '/go-there')

You can specify an absolute path (/go-there), an absolute url (https://anothersite.com), a relative path (go-there) or use the .. to go back one level:


You can also redirect back to the Referer HTTP header value (defaulting to / if not set) using


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